December is here and the countdown to Christmas begins! This time of year reminds me how fast the year goes, but gives so much hope and joy as we look forward to a wonderful holiday. This is our third married Christmas, which means another year of big muscles to help set up some decorations… yippee!!… Read More SIMPLE AND ELEGANT CHRISTMAS HOME DECOR
‘Tis the season for silver bells.. and silver dressers! After Mike and I got married in early 2015, we scoured Craigslist and welcomed family giveaways to furnish our home. Now that we have settled in a bit, we’re ready to start adding our personal design to each room. Yippee! I love our master bedroom. I’ve… Read More SILVER BELLS… AND SILVER DRESSERS!
Can I pause the Christmas music and jump back a little bit to share why I am thankful for Thanksgiving? Thanksgiving was a little over a week ago, but it pains me that it tends to be the only time of year that I truly sit and think about how blessed and thankful I am.… Read More THANKFUL FOR THANKSGIVING
What a fun holiday Thanksgiving is. Our family found many ways to make the day special, but here are a few of our family’s favorites from this Thanksgiving. 1. Fall-Themed Bingo Mike gave this to me for my birthday in November and we played it with a group of our friends. We thought it could… Read More OUR FAMILY’S FAVORITES FROM THIS THANKSGIVING
It’s December 1st! We’ve officially tossed out our hay stack and pumpkins to make room for our trees and garland. The decorations, smells, and beauty of the Advent season fill my heart with so much joy. While it’s a crazy time of year, I’m challenging myself on staying present this advent season and would love… Read More STAYING PRESENT THIS ADVENT SEASON
This DIY kids’ reading corner mat is quick and simple and a great way to spruce up a living space or bedroom for kids. This super simple project takes only a few hours from start to finish and is a cozy addition to a kid’s play area. Reading tops the list as one of our… Read More DIY: KIDS’ READING CORNER MAT (Easy!)
I wish the name of this post said “Books I’ve read lately”, but with a now one-year-old and working full time, reading time is limited. I may be way behind others on reading some of these, but I find they’re gems and I wanted to share them with you. The fall season is the perfect… Read More BOOKS I’VE BEEN READING LATELY
As the fall season seeps in, I find it’s more and more important to find ways for creating a hospital-focused home. Since becoming a mom, I have become a bit of a homebody. Although I love to meet with people, I tend to opt to stay home with my little guy and play. However, when… Read More CREATING A HOSPITALITY-FOCUSED HOME
This week, I want to share with you four important features of a cozy home office. Working from home once a week positively refreshes my mood and increases my productivity. I find myself moving more quickly in the morning, and (sometimes!) even get in a quick morning run. I eat a full breakfast and stick in a load… Read More FOUR IMPORTANT FEATURES OF A COZY HOME OFFICE
Hi friends! I’m Christie. Welcome to The Lovely Vine. Here we will share life as it is – crazy, messy, but most of all lovely. I’m excited to start this journey with you.